This paper folded Christmas tree provides a fun Christmas craft challenge for school aged children, and the neat 3D effect makes it the perfect addition to the front of a Christmas card.
Like our Pop Up Christmas Tree Card, this card takes a little more fine motor skill and concentration to complete independently which is why I am suggesting it works best with children in third grade and up.
Paper Folded Christmas Tree Card For Kids
You will need:
- Coloured craft paper
- Paper glue
- Card stock
1. Place a square piece of paper diagonally in front of you.
2. Fold the paper in half to form a triangular shape.
Make a series of diagonal cuts, roughly one centimetre apart, on the open side of the triangle (as shown in the image above). Be careful NOT to cut all the way through the closed side.
3. Open the paper back up.
4. Apply glue on the middle of the paper.
5. Now take the first strip of paper from the bottom and bring it on the middle and glue it there. Be careful not to crush the folded edge or you will lose the 3D effect of the tree.
6. Then take the first bottom strip from the opposite side and bring it on the middle and glue it over the previous strip. Apply this method to all of the strips until you reach the top.
7. Turn the tree over and decorate with glitter glues, small stickers or stick-on gems.
9. Cut out a paper star for the top of the tree and decorate with glitter. Alternatively, use a craft foam star.
10. Glue the star on the stop of the tree.
11. Take a small piece of brown paper and cut out a pot for your tree to sit in.
12. Glue the pot to the bottom of the tree.
13. Take a piece of cardstock and fold it in half.
14. Take the Christmas tree and glue it to the front of the card.
Done! Now invite children to add a message to the inside of the card and it will be all ready to spread some holiday cheer with family or friends.
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